Woman dies after Rockford house fire

Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 8:47 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 6:18 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A woman died following a Sunday evening house fire, according to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

Fire crews found the woman, pulseless and not breathing, at a house in the 600 block of North Central Avenue in Rockford. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.

Investigators say the fire started just before 6:30 p.m. and no other people or pets were found in the home.

Though the flames were contained to one bedroom, Rockford fire officials say the rest of the home suffered heavy damage from smoke, estimated at around $25,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.